Elaeagnaceae

plural noun

El·​ae·​ag·​na·​ce·​ae
ˌelēˌagˈnāsēˌē
: a family of trees or shrubs (order Myrtales) having silvery, scurfy, or stellate-pubescent foliage, small perfect or dioecious flowers, and baccate fruit
elaeagnaceous
¦elē¦ag¦nāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Elaeagnus, type genus + -aceae

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“Elaeagnaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elaeagnaceae. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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